Diatherix, which provides clinical laboratory testing services, reports a breach involving PHI accessible via the Internet, while Temple University Physicians says the theft of a computer has potentially exposed patient data.
Recent hacking incidents affecting HealthCare.gov, Community Health Systems and other healthcare organizations illustrate the need to urgently ramp up defenses against emerging cyberthreats, two security experts say.
Healthcare organizations are still struggling to make sense of all the emerging cyberthreats they face and figure out how best to share the latest intelligence and stretch limited security resources. But some are making bold moves.
In hopes of getting stalled national data breach notification legislation moving in Congress, two senators have asked Home Depot and Apple Inc. to brief lawmakers on the circumstances behind their recent breaches.
Google says just 2 percent of the recent dump of nearly 5 million credentials to Russian cybercrime forums contained valid Gmail username and password combinations. But anyone who reused the same passwords on other sites remains at risk from hackers.
Amidst a year of high-profile and costly data breaches, what can organizations be doing to help ensure they aren't the next victims? Charley Chell of CA Technologies discusses new authentication solutions.
Security experts are advising Google users to change their passwords in the wake of almost 5 million usernames and passwords surfacing on Russian cybercrime forums. But some of the stolen data may be several years old.
Once the now-delayed HIPAA compliance audits resume, federal regulators will be conducting more on-site audits and fewer remote desk audits of covered entities and business associates than originally planned.
Now that Home Depot has confirmed its payments breach, industry experts weigh the possibility that the home-improvement giant's attack is linked to earlier breaches at Target, Sally Beauty and P.F. Chang's.
Breaches and other security emergencies can be strong catalysts for change, says CIO John Halamka of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, which has made a number of moves to beef up data security.
Apple's advice to always use strong passwords and two-factor authentication ignores that image hackers are bypassing those controls - and celebrities aren't the only victims. Here's what needs to change.